[Ads-l] Early WOTY 2015 contender?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 12 20:56:59 UTC 2015

On Jan 12, 2015, at 3:08 PM, victor steinbok wrote:

> Unless it was already on the list in 2014, /Manspreading/ should be a
> candidate in several categories.

It was considered in two categories (I voted for it in one) but didn't make it over the hump, as it were.
> Early in the year it has already garnered a cartoon in the New Yorker (with
> the concept merely implied by the picture) and a column in Globe&Mail.
> The funny thing is, it echoes two past candidates--Mansplaining

and a whole range of other man- words

> and Wide
> stance.
True enough, although presumably for a different motive.


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